FEPS and the GPF organized a lunch-debate on Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion in the framework of the Next Left Economic Circle on 26 February 2013 with Richard Murphy as guest speaker and Liem Hoang Ngoc MEp and Mojca Kleva MEP as co-chairs.
In the framework of the spring 2013 Progressive Economy Conference organized by the S&D Group, a workshop was organized with James Galbraith and Guntram B. Wolff.
On March 19th 2013, a roundtable on the FTT was organized in the European parliament in the framework of the Next Left Economic Circle.
The 7th Roundtable of the Next Left Economic Circle was held on 26 February 2013 from 12.30 to 14.30 in the European Parliament. Richard Murphy, one of founders and key figures of the Tax Justice Network.
Today, the European Parliament's internal market committee has given its green light to opening negotiations with the Council of Ministers on revising European laws on public procurement and concessions.
Said S&D Group leader Hannes Swoboda:
S&D Group president urges Egyptian president Morsi to accept election observers
On 19-20 January 2013, the GPF participated to a conference in Cairo, Egypt titled "A common vision for a progressive Arab world - Listening to the Progressive Mediterranean initiative".
Speaking at a high-level progressive conference on the eve of the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution (Cairo, 19/01/2013), Hannes Swoboda, president of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, underlined the need to improve the EU's relations with Egypt and to improve democracy
"Peru must take advantage of EU Trade Agreement to strenghten social rights" says SWOBODA in Lima.
A delegation from the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament today held meetings with leading politicians and human rights activists in Colombia, to get a first-hand insight into progress made by the Latin American country on fighting violence and promoting human rights standards